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English IGCSE

/ Edexcel IGCSE / UOL06

The IGCSE English course is designed for learners whose first Language is English and who are looking to improve on their reading and writing skills.

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course duration: 100 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

This subject is only available to students whose native language is English. It is not suitable for students whose mother tongue is another language. For these students, there is English as a Second Language, although a course for this specification is not offered by NCC Home Learning.

This course is only concerned with English Language; there is no specific study of literature although reference is made from time-to-time to literary texts and techniques.

Designed for students for whom English is their mother tongue, IGCSE First Language English develops the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. Students learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed. Students are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

The course will cover a range of different aspects of the English language.

We will look at a number of grammatical and stylistic issues that often confuse students whether they have recently been in education or have been away from it a long time. There will be opportunities for you to undertake self-assessment exercises to ensure that you have understood the rules and conventions.

The different styles of writing and the techniques associated with them will concern us next, and you will be doing both practice exercises and actual assignments which your tutor will be feeding back to you on. These will be important documents so you should retain them as they will constitute an important part of your revision for the examinations.

However, the key part of the course which is important in every aspect is planning your essays. Here we will be looking in detail at how to go about this. We will be looking at the different requirements for the examination essays and how to construct an appropriate response to the different types.

We will also be looking at the type of question that used to be called ‘comprehension’ where you will have to look at a passage from a story or newspaper and draw out the required information. By the time you get to the examination, you should be well versed in this exercise as you will in writing well constructed essays.

As part of your course, you will be supplied with the Study Guide for IGCSE and A Levels. Do make use of this as it has been written to help you with your studies and to supplement the specific information and guidance given in the course material itself.

As well as preparing you for the examinations, there is guidance on many of the basics of English Language including:
- Common errors
- Punctuation rules and conventions
- Spelling
- Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
- Sentence structure
- Paragraphing
- Presentation of essays.

The main thrust of the course, however, is to prepare you for the examinations. To this end the focus on essay planning and writing in coherent sentences and paragraphs whilst employing a variety of styles and a wide vocabulary will be of enormous benefit to you.

Modules

  • Reading
  • Reading and Writing
  • Writing
  • General (common errors)

As you progress through the Online GCSE English Course sections you will encounter lessons, activities, core reading and assessment.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this course.

Assessment

As part of your online GCSE English course you will be subject to formative and summative assessment. Formative assessments do not count towards your final mark but are used to gauge your progress and performance.

These assessments are used to prepare you for the final examination set by Edexcel.  The online GCSE English course includes the following assessment elements:

  • Formative assessment including: Activities, multiple choice assessment, short answer and tutor marked mock exam.
  • Summative assessment – final exam sat over a single paper

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from your tutor. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

course description

Course Description

This subject is only available to students whose native language is English. It is not suitable for students whose mother tongue is another language. For these students, there is English as a Second Language, although a course for this specification is not offered by NCC Home Learning.

This course is only concerned with English Language; there is no specific study of literature although reference is made from time-to-time to literary texts and techniques.

Designed for students for whom English is their mother tongue, IGCSE First Language English develops the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. Students learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed. Students are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

The course will cover a range of different aspects of the English language.

We will look at a number of grammatical and stylistic issues that often confuse students whether they have recently been in education or have been away from it a long time. There will be opportunities for you to undertake self-assessment exercises to ensure that you have understood the rules and conventions.

The different styles of writing and the techniques associated with them will concern us next, and you will be doing both practice exercises and actual assignments which your tutor will be feeding back to you on. These will be important documents so you should retain them as they will constitute an important part of your revision for the examinations.

However, the key part of the course which is important in every aspect is planning your essays. Here we will be looking in detail at how to go about this. We will be looking at the different requirements for the examination essays and how to construct an appropriate response to the different types.

We will also be looking at the type of question that used to be called ‘comprehension’ where you will have to look at a passage from a story or newspaper and draw out the required information. By the time you get to the examination, you should be well versed in this exercise as you will in writing well constructed essays.

As part of your course, you will be supplied with the Study Guide for IGCSE and A Levels. Do make use of this as it has been written to help you with your studies and to supplement the specific information and guidance given in the course material itself.

As well as preparing you for the examinations, there is guidance on many of the basics of English Language including:
- Common errors
- Punctuation rules and conventions
- Spelling
- Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
- Sentence structure
- Paragraphing
- Presentation of essays.

The main thrust of the course, however, is to prepare you for the examinations. To this end the focus on essay planning and writing in coherent sentences and paragraphs whilst employing a variety of styles and a wide vocabulary will be of enormous benefit to you.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this course.

assessment

Assessment

As part of your online GCSE English course you will be subject to formative and summative assessment. Formative assessments do not count towards your final mark but are used to gauge your progress and performance.

These assessments are used to prepare you for the final examination set by Edexcel.  The online GCSE English course includes the following assessment elements:

  • Formative assessment including: Activities, multiple choice assessment, short answer and tutor marked mock exam.
  • Summative assessment – final exam sat over a single paper
support

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from your tutor. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

modules

Modules

  • Reading
  • Reading and Writing
  • Writing
  • General (common errors)

As you progress through the Online GCSE English Course sections you will encounter lessons, activities, core reading and assessment.

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.